NIRA, one of the market leaders in air treatment systems, has recently started a campagign to improve adoption of flow rate optimization systems among printing companies as a winning cost-saving method perfectly suited to their specific needs.

The whole printing sector has been increasingly searching for cost-saving methods for years, and the issue has grown into an actual priority. The problem stopping many printing companies from introducing such systems, however, lies in a basic conflict between the drastic cost reduction that can be obtained through certain systems – such as solvent-recovering air treatment systems, or hot-air reinjection plants – and initial installation costs, which are directly tied to the total volume of air processed every day – leading to a situation where, paradoxically, it might be economically unfeasible to make the initial investment just for those companies which might most profit from it, due to exessively large air flow volumes. NIRA’s proposal of flow rate optimization envisions a process through which the same results are obtained with a definitely lower air flow, thus reducing required plant size and thus making the investment economically viable.

This result is obtained basically through careful management, and elimination of any waste of air. The reduced air flow volumes can thus be treated in smaller plants, such as solvent recovery installations, opening up cost saving opportunities which can easily, in a matter of a few years, turn into actual profit centers for many companies, giving new depth to the concept of “optimization”. !